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Iran's foreign minister said Tehran would "vigorously" pursue nuclear enrichment if US quits the deal.

Chemical weapons inspectors said that they have taken samples from the Syrian town of Douma, where a gas attack killed dozens of civilians.

International inspectors enter scene of Syria's latest chemical massacre

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International inspectors enter scene of Syria's latest chemical massacre

Chemical inspectors have finally entered the Syrian town of Douma, where a gas attack killed dozens of civilians.

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Are there really 'no good guys' in Syria?

Comment: The 'no good guys' argument places the largely peaceful Syrian uprising on the same moral plane as the murderous regime that forced it ...

Russia hints at partition of Syria, touts S-300 deployment

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Russia hints at partition of Syria, touts S-300 deployment

Russia has hinted Syria could be partitionned as disparate belligerents continue to hold on to territory across Syria alongside the regime of ...

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European MPs urge US not to scrap Iran deal

Hundreds of lawmakers from Europe called on the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal on Thursday, as concerns grow for the pact Donald Trump has threatened to abandon.

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Muslim woman who refused handshake denied French citizenship

France's highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with ...

The New Arab & agencies

US, Syrian opposition claim Assad still has chemical capability

Both the Pentagon and Syrian opposition officials have voiced their concern that the Assad regime still has capacity to conduct chemical ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Western Sahara proves sticking point in EU-Morocco fisheries deal

The EU finds itself obliged to either include Western Sahara in renewing the agreement, a breach of its own law, or cancel the trade accord with ...

Russia suggests Douma children 'posed for chemical attack video'

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Russia suggests Douma children 'posed for chemical attack video'

Russia said Thursday it would screen at the United Nations an interview with a child who it claims was made to pose as a victim of chemical ...

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Syria chemical attack probe stalls as regime 'hides evidence'

The team from the world's chemical arms watchdog has not been able to begin its field work in Douma, where dozens were killed in a suspected 7 ...

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Sam Hamad

Trump's Syria 'action' is a triumph for Assad

Comment: The coalition's attack on Assad's chemical weapons bases demonstrates they have no intention whatsoever of making a meaningful ...

Violence mars milestone: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Violence mars milestone: This week in Middle East football

Clashes between Algerian football fans have marred the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Algerian national team, writes Uri Levy.

'State of emergency' erodes <em>France</em> and Tunisia's civil liberties

Cyril Lemba

'State of emergency' erodes France and Tunisia's civil liberties

Comment: The state of emergency declared by the French and Tunisian governments has led to increasing infringements of civil liberties, but ...

US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

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US-led strikes 'failed to deter' Assad from chemical warfare

US-led missile strikes against the Syrian regime have failed to destroy its chemical stockpiles and have not deterred their use in future, ...

Alex Macheras

Iran's flight safety crashing amid Trump silence on sanctions

Analysis: Since the Trump administration has taken office, there has been a deafening silence towards Iran and export licenses, continuing a fatal trend in aviation safety, writes Alex Macheras.

The New Arab & agencies

Syria chemical weapons visit to Douma postponed amid gunfire

The suspected chemical attack by the Syrian regime in Eastern Ghouta saw at least 49 people die according to medical groups and rescuers, with ...

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Egypt 'rejects' US proposal to deploy troops to Syria

Egypt will not join a proposed multi-national Arab force meant to replace US military presence in Syria, a former Egyptian intelligence official ...

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Russia says chemical attack investigation in Syria's Douma 'unnecessary'

A push by the United States, France and Britain at the United Nations to establish a new chemical weapons investigation in Syria is ...

Morocco's king returns home after lengthy medical absence

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco's king returns home after lengthy medical absence

King Mohammed VI has returned to Morocco after undergoing heart surgery in Paris.

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Conflicting reports of chemical inspectors entering Douma

Differing reports have emerged on whether OPCW chemical inspectors have been allowed into Douma.

Chemical inspectors allowed into Douma amid probe tampering warnings

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Chemical inspectors allowed into Douma amid probe tampering warnings

Chemical watchdog inspectors have finally been allowed entry into Douma, after western countries warned that evidence may have been tampered ...

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

James Snell

Assad's regime will return to 'business as usual' brutality

Comment: Not only did Trump's much vaunted strikes fail to threaten Assad; they have actually bolstered him, writes James Snell.

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Yassine Nabli and Malek Lakhal

Who are the French and Tunisian Islamic State soldiers?

Comment: France and Tunisia face similar challenges, and must seek to alleviate the exclusion that has become so widespread among their ...

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